Back in June of this year, a teenager tragically lost her life in Adelaide. Now, her parents are expressing their grief at spending Christmas without her for the first time.
Sophia Naismith, aged 15, was hit by a Lamborghini that was out of control on the 22nd of June at about 10 pm.
An accident takes a life
the teenager had been walking with her best friend in Glengowrie when she was hit and killed by the Lamborghini. Jordan, her friend, had also been injured, but her injuries were non-life-threatening.
37-year-old Alexander Campbell was allegedly behind the wheel of the car, worth $328,000. He is yet to enter a plea over the crash that took Sophia’s life.
Since her death, her parents, Luke Naismith and Pia Virgin, have set up a foundation in the teenager’s name. Her parents have done so in the pursuit of keeping her memory alive. The Sophia Naismith foundation is set up to encourage young sportspeople to chase their dreams. As of now, the foundation has raised more than $117,000, which will be donated to her school, Brighton High School. The proceeds will be donated to sports scholarships and sports equipment at the school.
Parents express grief over daughter’s death
For every mother, their child is the center of the universe around whom everything revolved. It was the same for Sophia’s mother, as well.
It is heartbreaking to see the grief of a mother who has lost a child due to the negligence of somebody else. No mother deserves to witness her child being lowered into the ground at a funeral that shouldn’t even be happening.
The teenager’s mother, a mother no more, said the family had ‘imploded’ with the teenager’s death.
“It’s terrible/ It’s had a catastrophic impact / It’s unimaginable / There are no words for it. There isn’t a word for it. It’s too sad even to process.”
Sophia was on her way to studying physiotherapy at university. She had just started working at McDonald’s and played quite several sports.
Her parents said that they were being reminded that she isn’t with them every minute of every day.
Police alleged that Campbell had lost control of the luxury car that mounted the curb and crashed into a Chinese restaurant. He was charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving, causing injury.